Véronique Wattiez Larose is a partner in our Business Law Group in Montréal. Véronique’s practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, private equity (including venture capital) and ongoing business matters, primarily for technology clients. She is also a Canadian Registered Trade-mark Agent.
Véronique represents clients in a wide range of areas, including biotechnology and pharmaceuticals, video games and computer software, the music industry, the clothing industry and aeronautics. She also provides advice on all commercial aspects of intellectual property law, including the drafting and negotiation of technology transfer agreements, intellectual property due diligence and strategic intellectual property portfolio management. Véronique also assists her client with setting up distributorships.
Recently, Véronique acted as legal advisor to the following corporations and institutions:
- Medicago Inc. in the negotiation of licensing agreements with Philip Morris International;
- CO2 Solutions Inc. in the negotiation of various joint development and collaboration agreements;
- Guavus, Inc. in the acquisition of Neuralitic Systems Inc.;
- Caprion Proteomics Inc. in its acquisition by Chicago Growth Partners;
- Fonds de solidarité des travailleurs du Québec (F.T.Q.) in their investment in CT-Paiement Inc. and 7G Entertainment Inc.;
- McGill University in the negotiation of licensing agreements with AmorChem Holdings Inc. and agreements with Génome Québec for the operation of the McGill University and Génome Québec Innovation Centre;
- Bell Mobility in the acquisition of Virgin Mobile Canada;
- Cellfish Media in the acquisition of Airborne Mobile Inc.; and
- Tandem Expansion Fund in the financing of Solace Systems Inc., Acquisio Inc., Coveo Solutions Inc. and Beyond the rack Enterprises Inc.
- Textron Inc. in its acquisition of Mechtronix Inc.
- Barco Inc. in its acquisition of X20 Media Inc.
- IMI plc in its acquisition of Mécanique Analytique Inc.
Véronique is a member of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada and sits on the board of directors of Réseau Capital and on the management committee of the Université de Montréal L.R. Wilson Chair in Information Technologies and E-Commerce Law. She is also the firm’s representative and coordinator of the business development working group of the Justicia project of the Québec Bar for the retention of women in private practice.
Véronique was assigned to a secondment with two of the firm’s biggest clients, a venture capital institutional investor and a contract manufacturing and pharmaceuticals company.
Véronique received her LLB in 1996 from the Université de Montréal and later pursued graduate studies with the Institute for Comparative Law at McGill University.